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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), dental cavities and periodontal (gum) disease are the most common oral health problems in the world. These are dental concerns which could easily be addressed by dentists in Scottsdale. Dental practitioners in the area like Reem Kidess, DDS, FAGD, PLLC, are among those who could best serve oral health problems of people in Arizona and its environs.
The WHO study further reveals that a great majority of children worldwide have dental cavities. It also found that severe periodontal disease is evident among 5 to 20 percent of middle-aged adults and incidence of oral cancer affects 10 cases per 100,000 people in most countries. The same study indicates that high-income countries, or those with developed economies, spend around 5 to 10 percent of their public health expenditures on oral health—making
it a significant economic burden.
In the U.S., studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that one fourth of children aged 2 to 5 years and one half of those between 12 to 15 years suffer from tooth decay. About half of all children and two-thirds of adolescents aged 12 to 19 years from lower-income families have had tooth decay. The same study shows that 4 to 12 percent of American adults have advanced gum disease. Half of these cases are the result of cigarette smoking. It also reveals that one-fourth of American adults aged 65 and older have lost all their teeth.
Another important finding of the study is that more than 7,800 older Americans die from oral and pharyngeal cancers every year with more expected to be diagnosed yearly. An affiliate dentist Scottsdale Arizona patients can consult at their locality’s dental offices will likely be experienced practitioner with advanced degrees in dental medicine, ensuring safe and reliable service.
In 2010, Americans were reported to have spent an estimated $108 billion for dental services with about 500 million visits to dentists each year. However, only around 27 states have met the objective of having 75 percent of their citizens on public water systems with water fluoridation. Water fluoridation is critical in tooth decay prevention, so this may well be the main reason why a number of Americans suffer from tooth decay.
Yet another important oral health element is ensuring infection control in dental offices for public safety. The CDC has made several recommendations to guide infection control practices in dental offices. These guidelines are intended to reduce the risk of transmitting infectious diseases in dental health offices. A reputable dentist Scottsdale AZ clients can rely on will always ensure that these guidelines are strictly observed for the sake of safety and security.